Kathe Niederkirchner: Muckle Skerry, Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth

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Alternative Names Kathie Niederkirchner; North Sea; Kathe Niederkirchner
Site Type CARGO VESSEL, MOTOR VESSEL (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 222259
Site Number ND47NE 8038
NGR ND 45954 78574
Council ORKNEY ISLANDS
Parish MARITIME - ORKNEY
Former Region ORKNEY ISLANDS AREA
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
NGR Desc ND c. 465 783
Form Wreck
Latitude N 58 41.493
Longitude W 2 56.046

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Archaeological Notes

ND47NE 8038 c. 465 783
N58 41.4 W2 55.4

NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]
Pentland Skerries [name centred ND 470 775]
Muckle Skerry [name centred ND 465 783].

(Classified as motor vessel, with cargo of sugar: date of loss cited as 23 August 1965). Kathie Niederkirchner: this vessel was wrecked [stranded] on Muckle Skerry, rolled over and sank. 5509grt?
Registration: Rostock. Built 1964. 8003grt. Length: 140m. Beam: 18m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 41.57 W2 55.8).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The inclusion of this wreck by Larn and Larn within both their sections DC ('North-east Scotland') and DD ('Orkney Islands') is anomalous. The Pentland Skerries fall within the administrative area of Orkney, and this wreck is assigned accordingly to the quasi-administrative area of Maritime - Orkney.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 October 2002.
R and B Larn 1998.

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 2494
Name : KATHIE NIEDERKIRCHNER
Latitude : 584134
Longitude : 25548
Date Built : 1964
Registration : ROSTOCK
Type : MV
Tonnage : 8003
Tonnage Code : G
Length : 140
Beam : 18
Draught : 8m
Position : Exact Position
Loss Day : 23
Loss Month : 8
Loss Year : 1965
Comment : Wrecked on Muckle Skerry, rolled over and sank. 5509G?
Cargo : SUGAR


Further details

19 April 2012
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - UKHO data upload.

Notes UKHO Identifier : 001224
Feature Class : Wreck
Wreck Category : Dangerous wreck
State : LIVE
Classification : Unclassified
Position (Lat/long) : 58.69194,-2.93250
Horizontal Datum : ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1936)
WGS84 Position (Lat/long) : 58.69155,-2.93410
WGS84 Origin : 3-D Cartesian Shift (BW)
Previous Position : 58.69278,-2.93000
Position Method : Electronic Distance Measuring System
Position Quality : Surveyed
Position Accuracy : 13.0
Depth : 7.2
Depth Method : Found by echo-sounder
Depth Quality : Least depth known
Water Depth : 16
Water Level Effect : Always under water/submerged
Vertical Datum : Lowest Astronomical Tide
Name : KATHE NIEDERKIRCHNER
Type : M GENERAL CARGO
Flag : EAST GERMAN
Length : 142.3
Beam : 18.6
Draught : 7.3
Sonar Length : 100.0
Sonar Width : 15.0
Shadow Height : 8.0
Orientation : 70.0
Tonnage : 8003
Tonnage Type : Gross
Cargo : 10,000 TONS SUGAR
Date Sunk : 23/08/1965
Bottom Texture : Rock
Scour Depth : 1.0
Contact Description : Entire wreck
Original Sensor : Reported Sinking

Further details

 
Books and References

Baird, R N (2003) Shipwrecks of the North of Scotland, Edinburgh
Page(s): 194-197 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.BAI

Larn and Larn, R and B (1998) Shipwreck index of the British Isles: volume 4, Scotland, London
Page(s): DC 23/08/1965 and DD 23/08/1965 plate following section DC Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.LAR

Munro, R W (1979) Scottish lighthouses, Stornoway
Page(s): 237-8 Held at RCAHMS J.6.4.MUN

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